Hepatology Clinic

Each fellow will have 5 to 6 half-day clinics during the second year of training.

Goals and Objectives

  • By the end of this rotation, the fellow is expected to:
  • Establish an appropriate and logical work up of viral hepatitis
  • Understand risks and benefits of obtaining a liver biopsy
  • Understand the principles of and indications for anti-viral therapy in this patient population
  • Understand the drug interactions, toxicities, and mechanisms of action of anti-viral agents used for treatment of viral hepatitis
  • Demonstrate appropriate inpatient and outpatient follow up care for this patient population
  • Communicate effectively with the referring services, both verbally and in the medical record

Teaching Methods

A hepatology attending is present for each patient encounter, reviews the relevant history and treatment plans. Assessment, plans and encounter notes are reviewed.

Mix of Clinical Topics

New and returning patients with viral hepatitis are seen for recommendations.

Patient Characteristics and types of clinical encounters, procedures and services

Patients from a variety of socioeconomic levels and ethnic background are evaluated

Reading/Learning Lists

  • Principles and Practice of Infectious Disease, Mandell, et. al., 7th edition
  • ID Grand Rounds
  • Journal club, fellow selected articles for review and discussion
  • Up-to-Date
  • Online access to numerous journals, MD Consult and textbooks through Hardin Library
  • Chicago Board Review DVD’s


Immediate feedback is given on each patient presentation. Written evaluations by the hepatology clinic faculty are given after completion of the rotation.